Name: Lea Torregiano
Location: San Diego, California, United States
My drum journey started about 8 years ago, and it has been an incredible ride! I’d have to say that rock is my main genre, but playing with our improv jam band has given me opportunities to step into jazz, blues, funk, and fusion, as well.
This video is a clip from one of our recent improv band jams. I feel very grateful to tbd, inc. (My husband, Michael, on bass and our friends, Dave, on guitar and his wife, Sora, on keys) for sharing their passion for creating music with me! As a 60-something, I can still say with confidence that our four different generations speak volumes to the fact that music is ageless!
About 5 years ago, I joined the awesome community of drummers on Drumeo. I continue to learn so much from the talented instructors and the other members, and their encouragement means so much!
Some of my drumming influences come from John Bonham, Cindy Blackman Santana, Mona Tavakoli, Dave Atkinson and my friends at Drumeo and Women on the Edge (you ladies rock!), Benny Greb, Scott Pellegrom, and many more! They continue to inspire me to be the best drummer I am capable of being!
I admire all of the girls and women who post their videos in support of the Hit Like A Girl contest. Cheers to you all! It just shows that we do have the power to change the world one beat at a time!